06Apr 2017

2018 AGPT application and selection process.

Applications for entry to the 2018 Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program will open 10:00am AEST Monday, 10 April 2017. The selection process for medical graduates wishing to apply to the AGPT program will be jointly led by the […]

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28Nov 2016

Administering intravenous iron in General Practice

Administering intravenous iron in General Practice First published on Medical Republic Until recently, iron infusions were strictly a hospital-only procedure, but they are now easy to do in general practice. Jasmine is a 15-year-old girl with an obsession for crunching on ice, diagnosed with pica syndrome. Your investigations show that her Hb is low at 76g/L, […]

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13Oct 2016

Are you prepared for the OSCE? Ten tips to triumph.

Are you prepared for the OSCE? Ten tips to triumph. With the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) just around the corner, there are many general practice registrars working hard and feeling a little (or a lot) nervous. You have come so far, worked so hard and this is […]

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20Sep 2016

I’ve got the music in me.

This month, it’s Dementia Awareness Month. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65 years (although, people in their 40’s and 50’s can also have dementia). Dementia is not one specific disease; it’s a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected…

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08Sep 2016

It’s time to ask, are you okay?

It’s time to ask, are you okay? For many years, we’ve used this common phrase without much thought around what it really means to others. Now, more than ever, we need to understand why it is so important. Suicide is devastating. The impact of the tragedy is felt by the family, loved ones, friends and […]

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